Upon arrival in Whitehorse pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel. Head out for a stroll and get a first impression of this “northern capital”.
Whitehorse to Tagish Lake (64 miles)
Use the morning to discover the Whitehorse area. Walk the Millennium Trail, visit the SS Klondike or the Miles Canyon. Afterwards drive to your lakeside resort past the beautiful colored Emerald Lake and the sand dunes of the Carcross Desert.
Relax and enjoy the remoteness of the lodge. A beautiful place to wind down and recharge your batteries in Yukon’s pure nature at the shores of a crystal lake. You can rent a canoe, hike the trails or simply read a book on the verandah.
Tagish Lake to Skagway (85 miles)
While the highway winds its way through the mountains you will cross the border into Alaska.
In Skagway you have the choice of 2 activities: Enjoy a train ride to the White Pass Summit on the spectacular small gauge railroad or be active and join a 2 miles hike on the famous Chilkoot Trail followed by a relaxed float on the river (Activity might be on Day 4 or Day 5, depending on the ferry schedule).
Skagway to Haines
Stroll along the wooden boardwalks and marvel at the false front houses before boarding the ferry for the one hour ride to the quaint fishing town of Haines.
Haines to Haines Junction (152 miles)
Known for its grand views of glaciated mountains and the variety of its scenery – from coastal forests to alpine tundra - the Haines Highway winds through river flats and climbs up to a wide alpine valley, following the eastern border of Kluane National Park Reserve.
Haines Junction to Beaver Creek Area (148 miles)
The morning is perfect for a hiking tour or a scenic flight over Kluane NP (surcharge applies). Later on follow the Alaska Highway along the border of Kluane NP and the shores of Kluane Lake. Usually an amazing reflection of the surrounding mountains can be seen in the waters of this large lake.
Beaver Creek Area to Dawson City (303 miles)
A scenic, but also long drive on the Taylor- and Top of the World Highways will take you to Dawson City. Enjoy the spectacular views while the Top of the World Highway winds its way across the hills.
A full day to discover the charming gold rush town. The unpaved streets and historic house fronts reflect the old days. Other than the attractions relating to gold there are scenic delights like the view point at the Midnight Dome or the walking trail along the Yukon- and Klondike Rivers.
Dawson City to Eagle Plains (253 miles)
Today you will travel on the Dempster Highway, a typical gravel road of the north. Especially the area around the Tombstone Mountains features amazing scenery and lots of wildlife.
Dempster Highway/Eagle Plains
Explore the tundra landscape along the Dempster Highway. There are some good hikes in the area. Another 23 miles north of Eagle Plains you can cross the Arctic Circle.
Eagle Plains to Moose Creek or Dawson City
Return on the Dempster Highway and continue south on the Klondike Highway to your rustic but charming overnight accommodation (300 miles). For those preferring an accommodation with private bathroom facilities or if the Moose Creek Lodge doesn’t haven’t availability today’s drive will take you back to Dawson City (253 miles).
Moose Creek to Faro (234 miles)
Follow the Klondike Highway to Carmacks and continue eastbound to Faro. The Faro area boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the Yukon as well as several hiking trails.
Faro to Marsh Lake (166 miles)
Today you will drive through a very remote and less travelled wilderness area on the Campbell Highway and the South Canol Road (depending on road conditions you may have to drive the Klondike Highway). Enjoy the last night in the nature and end your journey with a sumptuous dinner at a lodge in the surroundings of Whitehorse.
Marsh Lake to Whitehorse (33 miles)
Depending on your return flight you may have some more time to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere at Marsh Lake. Drive back to Whitehorse, return your rental car.